Tarzan and the Jungle Weekend
July 2 & 3, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.
Jungle Agility Course - Think you can swing through the trees like Tarzan…test your skills with this agility course!
Safari Binoculars -
Make your own set of binoculars to take on your jungle adventure.
Poisonous vs. Nonpoisonous Plants -
Some plants can be poisonous if you eat them. Others can hurt you if you get them on your skin. Learn all about these dangerous plants.
Jungle Disguise -
Camouflage yourself to look just like your favorite jungle animal.
Community Partner -
Bird Lovers Club
Conserving Florida Weekend
July 16 & 17, 2016
Noon to 4 p.m.
LIVE with The Nautilus Research Vessel in the Pacific Ocean
1 p.m. Saturday Only
Invasive Exotic Species -
1:30 p.m. -
Discover the many invasive animal species that are taking over South Florida.
Presented by FWC.
Conservation Conversation: Alligators -
3:30 p.m. -
Did you know that alligators were once listed as an endangered species? Learn about these large reptiles and what you can do to help protect them.
Add a twist to this fun game by learning what each ecosystem needs and the primary threats that can affect them. Don’t let your ecosystem get twisted in a bunch.
Animal Tracks -
Have you ever gone on a nature walk and seen animal tracks? Learn how to identify tracks and make your own.
Species Charades -
Hop like a bunny or ribbit like a frog. Act like your favorite animal and see if others can guess what you are.
Bird Lovers Club
South Florida Wildlife Center
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Star Trek Voyage Weekend
July 23 & 24, 2016
Noon to 4 p.m.
Star Lab Planetarium - Engage in an exciting trip through time as we explore different cultures beliefs about the night sky and how stars can assist in navigation.
Star Fleet Rocket Launch -
Create your own rocket and see how far it can go. It may only be made of paper but if constructed correctly it will boldly go pretty far.
Make the Connection -
Learn about and build your own circuit boards during this hands-on activity.
Wear your Spacesuit -
Are you a member of Star Fleet Command? Come dressed in your best Star Trek costume and you will get a free ride in our 7D Theater or on our MaxFlight Simulator.
Ice Cream Science Weekend
August 20 & 21, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.
Nitro Ice Cream
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. -
What’s colder than ice? Liquid Nitrogen!! Join us for a liquid nitrogen demonstration with ice cream making and tasting.
Origami Ice Cream -
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this calorie-free origami ice cream cone.
Ice Cream Lab
12:00 p.m. • 1:00 p.m. • 2:00 p.m. • 3:00 p.m.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Learn how to make your very own personalized ice cream. Maximum 30 children.
Special Guest Presentation
Kilwins Cocoa Talk -
Did you know that chocolate is made from the cocoa bean plant? Learn more about chocolate from our local Kilwins sweets shop.
SUMMER TIME MOONLIGHT SEA TURTLE WALKS
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 , 2016
July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14, 2016
The Museum of Discovery and Science invites the whole family to participate in an evening of sea turtle discovery this summer. Once again, the annual evening Turtle Walks will occur in June and July. Visitors will enjoy an entire evening of sea turtle exploration and identification while uncovering the natural history and myths of turtles. Nature permitting, participants will have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. A female loggerhead sea turtle may travel thousands of miles to return to the beach where she hatched as a baby to lay her own eggs as an adult.
At 9:00 p.m., the adventure begins at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative hands-on session about turtles (land, fresh water and salt water) with an expanded focus on sea turtles. Guests will also meet the Museum’s Ambassador Loggerhead sea turtle who is almost one year old. Once it reaches an appropriate size it will be released in the ocean. Museum staff will provide answers to questions about nesting, threats and conservation before proceeding to the beach.
The adventure continues to Fort Lauderdale beach where Museum expert guides lead guests to the sea turtle’s nesting grounds to look for amazing sea turtles. We cannot guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk but when it does happen it is a natural wonder that no one will ever forget.
Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks.
Participants must be 9 years of age or older.
Advance reservations are required as space is limited
Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations;
CLICK HERE to purchase online.
Prices are $18 for members and $20 for non-members.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Turtle Science visit on YouTube.
CLICK HERE to download a Turtle Walk flyer in Adobe PDF format.
STEM CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
STEM Home School Classes for Grades 3 to 5
Into the Jungle
April 25, 2016
May 23, 2016
Fee: $15 person (student or adult).
Click HERE for More information.